Noted for hosting horse races as early as early as the year 1853, Freehold Raceway is a half-mile racetrack that is distinguished with the honor of being the oldest racetrack in operation in the entire United States. Freehold Raceway is open seven days a week year-round and is still actively used today. Freehold Raceway is currently the yearly host for the Cane Pace, an annual harness horse race that dates back to 1955. This iconic track is also a Freehold landmark that reflects the consistent continuity of tradition and the preservation of history found in the historic town of Freehold.
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Constructed in 1903 with a large grant made by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Freehold Public Library is a free public library that is one of the remaining Carnegie funded libraries in the state. The Freehold Public Library has been serving the Freehold and regional area since 1916 and now reaches out to service a population of over 11,000 residents with approximately 26,000 volumes of books, magazines, research materials, and electronic resources. The Freehold Public Library is a center for kids, teens, families, and communities to come together in a public space to learn, interact, and thrive.
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Also known by locals as the Covenhoven House, the Hankinson-Moreau-Covenhoven House is a historic landmark architecturally designed and built in 1752 by William and Elizabeth Covenhoven. The house was also occupied by General Henry Clinton as his headquarters before the Battle of Monmouth, making the Covenhoven house significant and weighty in historical importance in the Freehold area. Thus, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and has since served as a popular tourist spot. The house is made open year-round to the public as a historic house museum by the Monmouth County Historical Association.